Hawthorne Gold Cup

Average Field Size, Handle Up Significantly At Hawthorne’s Fall Thoroughbred Meet

Despite a rain-filled opening two months of the fall thoroughbred meet at Hawthorne and a cancellation of the closing day card due to extreme cold temperatures, both handle and field size saw significant increases as the meet concluded on December 29. Total daily handle for 36 day fall meet averaged $1,708,081, up 9.17% from the […]

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Walsh: Scuba ‘Really Put His Head Down,’ Honorable Duty Out For Two Months

While a trainer would always prefer all of his horses to be running well concurrently, it is never a bad thing for one to come to form just as another falls out of it. Such is exactly what has happened with DARRS, Inc.’s two Brendan Walsh-trained handicapping stars Honorable Duty and Scuba.  Within roughly 24 hours, Walsh went […]

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Scuba Returns To Form For Hawthorne Gold Cup Win

Multiple graded stakes winner Scuba showed the form that made him the Grade 2 Marathon winner last year as he returned to the winner’s circle for the first time since that race in winning the Grade 3 Hawthorne Gold Cup on Saturday. Trainer Brendan Walsh capped a fine year at Hawthorne as well as he […]

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Emigh Rides 1,000th Winner At Arlington Racecourse Sunday

Jockey Chris Emigh recorded his 1,000th victory at Arlington International Racecourse in a thrilling finish aboard American Star Racing Stable’s Baltic Star in Sunday’s finale. The 46-year-old veteran jockey entered the stretch second behind an open-lengths leader and rallied his mount to close the distance as the crowd’s roar grew with every stride until he […]

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In The Stud Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Commissioner, New For 2016

The Paulick Report is pleased to introduce a new photo/video feature that will run every other week and will spotlight stallions standing in Kentucky. The series, put together by our friends at EquiSport Photos, will feature stallions that are either just entering stud in 2016, or stallions that have not yet had their first crop […]

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Commissioner Gets Swan Song Victory In Hawthorne Gold Cup

Heavily favored Commissioner capped off his career with a win in the Grade II Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap on Saturday. The Todd Pletcher-trained colt won the $250,000 contest in smashing fashion, covering the 1 1/4 miles over a track listed as “good” in 2:02.09. Majestic Harbor burst out of the gates to take the early […]

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Commissioner Hawthorne Gold Cup Favorite In Career Finale

Multiple graded-stakes winning colt Commissioner headlines a field of eight for the 79th running of the Grade 2, $250,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup. The Gold Cup takes place on Saturday and will go as race eight on a 10 race card. Owned by WinStar Farm, LLC and trained by Todd Pletcher, Commissioner closed his 3-year-old campaign […]

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Red Rifle Wires Field in Hawthorne Gold Cup

It has been a good month for jockey Florent Geroux. The month began with Geroux winning the Breeders’ Cup Sprint aboard Illinois-bred Work All Week and came full circle as Geroux ended his month with a return to Illinois as he was aboard Red Rifle in the Hawthorne Gold Cup. The Grade 2, $250,000 Hawthorne […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: A Bountiful Racing Schedule

The turkeys have been eaten, the football games played, the early morning shopping madness over. Are you ready for some horse racing? This is one of THE best racing weekends of the entire year. Aqueduct brings you Saturday’s G1 Cigar Mile and a pair of important G2 races for 2-year-olds in the Remsen and Demoiselle; […]

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Distance Specialist Cary Street Has 10 Hawthorne Gold Cup Foes

Multiple graded stakes winner Cary Street heads a field of 11 entered for the 78th running of the Grade 2, $250,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap Saturday at Hawthorne.  The Gold Cup goes as race eight on a nine-race card with a post time of 5:15 PM Central.  The Gold Cup will be featured in a half […]

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